About The Author: Charlene Sharpe

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Charlene Sharpe has been with The Dispatch since 2014. A graduate of Stephen Decatur High School and the University of Richmond, she spent seven years with the Delmarva Media Group before joining the team at The Dispatch.

UPDATED: Services Announced For Departed Jail Warden; Commissioners Issue Comments At Meeting

SNOW HILL – Worcester County lost a respected and well-liked community leader with the death of Warden Garry Mumford last week. Many in the audience wiped away tears as the Worcester County Commissioners shared their praise and memories of Mumford during Tuesday’s regular meeting.  Mumford, 57, passed away April 22 after a brief illness. “Worcester… Read more »

Worcester School System Recognized By United Way

recognized Worcester County’s public school system last week for doubling its contribution to the charitable organization. During Tuesday’s meeting of the Worcester County Board of Education, Oliva Momme, community outreach manager for United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore, offered her thanks for the school system’s renewed fundraising efforts. Worcester County Public Schools (WCPS) raised… Read more »

Berlin Looking To Adjust Alcohol Events

BERLIN – Town officials have developed a handful of new practices to address concerns related to special events involving alcohol. Last Monday, Ivy Wells, the town’s economic development director, outlined ways the town will work to ensure alcohol, particularly alcohol carried in by patrons, doesn’t cause problems at special events in Berlin. Since concerns were… Read more »

Proposed Poultry Bill Discussed Ahead Of Next Week’s Public Hearing

SNOW HILL – While eager to see more regulation of large scale poultry operations, speakers at a meeting hosted by Assateague Coastal Trust say the bill being considered by Worcester County officials doesn’t go far enough. On Tuesday, Assateague Coastal Trust (ACT) hosted an informational meeting regarding the bill being considered by the Worcester County… Read more »

Crabcake Poolside License Approved

SNOW HILL – County officials agreed to grant a beer, wine and liquor license to the Crabcake Factory for a new location at the Tidelands Caribbean Hotel. The Worcester County Board of License Commissioners (BLC) on Wednesday approved a beer, wine and liquor seven-day license for the Crabcake Factory’s Baltimore Avenue location inside the Tidelands… Read more »

Board Asked To Show Opioid Documentary In Schools

NEWARK – Community members approached school system officials this week to encourage more prevention efforts in the growing opioid epidemic. Ocean City resident Cindy Elliott, accompanied by Ocean City Police Department Corporal James Schwartz, asked the Worcester County Board of Education to consider showing students “Chasing the Dragon,” a documentary meant to educate viewers about… Read more »